Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Better Living Through Stitching Together" ~ World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Today marks the beginning of the week long celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day!  

"World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.  This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.  Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air. In 2005, there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006, there were about 70 local events, and in 2007, almost 200. In 2008, there were 800 events, and in 2009, 751 events. Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and so many more countries. WWKiP Day takes now takes place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year; making it a week long celebration of knitting and other fiber arts."

My group will be meeting this morning at the Homer Farmers' Market on the Village Green in Homer, NY. Last year we had a small group of "Intrepid Knitters", as one member referred to us.  I hope that today we will have a few more, but as the summer months are here - weekends do get booked!  I will plan to bring you some photos of our WWKIP Day in Wednesday's post!

If you are interested in locating a WWKIP Day event near you in the upcoming week, simply go to the site, register, and then follow the steps to finding an event in your neck of the woods!

On a different note, if you have left comments on my blog in the past, you will notice a difference.  For a few days now I have been getting some spam left in my comments section.  Just the run-of-the-mill list of unrelated links to click on.  Anyhow - I have turned on my ability to monitor and approve comments before they are posted.  You will see however, that I have turned off the pesky "prove you are not a robot" section.

Thanks so much for visiting here in the first place - and I always look forward to your comments!


  1. What a great initiative! I look forward to photos of the "Intrepid Knitters" on your WWKIP Day!

    1. Thank you Linda - we had a good time - small group = but a good time!

  2. Darn that spam!
    Even though I haven't been in town for the past few WWKIP Days, thank you for always pulling our group together and celebrating on the Village Green! One of these years, the benches lining Main Street would look fun wearing some color, if you know what I mean....hee hee!

    1. Why, I do believe I know what you are referring to!